September 26, 2018

Parliament has officially received communication from the President announcing the appointment of six individuals Ministers of State.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye read a communication from His Excellency the President informing the Speaker and the House of his nominations of six (6) persons for appointment in accordance with articles 78(1) and 256(1) and (2) of the constitution.

The nominees include: Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah – Minister designate for Information, Cynthia M. Morrison- Minister designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection, and Paulina T. Abayage – Minister designate for Upper East Region.

The rest are Evans Opoku Bobie – Minister designate for Brong Ahafo Region, Martin Oti Gyarko – Deputy Minister designate for Brong Ahafo Region and Samuel Nuertey Aryertey – Deputy Minister designate for Eastern Region.

The Speaker has accordingly referred the appointments to the Appointments Committee for vetting.

By Christian Kpesese/